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  • VERY RARE EDITION IN FABULOUS SPANISH CALF
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week) by PRAYERS
    PRAYERS
    Officio de la Semana Santa. (Texts for the Masses of Holy Week)

    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the…

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    Madrid: En la Imprenta del Norte, 1815. 10 volumes bound in 6, complete, 9.5 inches tall. A superb set in full Spanish calf, bound around 200 years ago, with gilt bands, twin labels and gilt 'Grecian Urn' centre tools. The boards are framed within wide gilt rolls. The edges are speckled yellow. This style originated in Spain and became much imitated by the finest London bookbinders around the middle of the 19th century. There are a few small scuffs and very minor rubbing, but no splitting and no restoration or repair.
    The text contains the order of service for the Masses of Holy week in Spanish and Latin. The text is exceptionally large, evidently for use during the services but the pristine condition of the set would indicate that volumes have been little used, if at all. Palau (199404) records seeing the edition but not complete. He gives the location of the printers as Madrid but there is no indication of this on the title pages. A booksellers ticket from Barcelona is pasted in volume 1. OCLC records only one complete set, in the National Library of Spain, and only one other incomplete set in a German library. None have appeared at auction. A superb set of this very rare devotional work.

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  • BEST EDITION IN WONDERFUL FULL MOROCCO
    The Whole Works of The Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D. by TAYLOR, Jeremy
    TAYLOR, Jeremy
    The Whole Works of The Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D.

    London: Ogle, Duncan, and Co., 1822. 15 volume set, 9 inches tall. A magnificent set, attributed, but not signed by, C.Lewis, with wide gilt raised bands, triple gilt pallets framing the panels and triple gilt fillet framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. From the library of Robert J. Hayhurst. Portrait. Known as the "Shakespeare of Divines" for his poetic style of expression, Jeremy Taylor is frequently cited as one of the greatest prose writers in the English language. He achieved great fame and reputation as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell.

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  • VERY SCARCE COMPLETE SET OF MONASTIC RULES IN FULL VELLUM
    Codex Regularum by HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    HOLSTENIUS, Lucas (Lucae Holstenii). Benedict of Aniane.
    Codex Regularum

    Augsburg (Augustae Vindelicorum): Sumptibus ignatii adami & Francisci Antonii Veith, 1759. 6 volume set, 14.5 inches tall. Full vellum, dating from the middle of the 18th century with gilt tooled labels and unusual pink and green edges. The Codex Regularum, created in Aachen in 817, was designed by Benedict to restore the strict observation of monastic life which had been relaxed over recent centuries. Complete sets in contemporary bindings are scarce. There is some scuffing and staining to the vellum, in particular at the tails of each volume but there is no splitting and the bindings are in excellent condition. 2 bookplates. In the original Latin.

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  • STUNNING FULL BLIND TOOLED MOROCCO
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne. by BRETAGNE, Anne de
    BRETAGNE, Anne de
    Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine Anne de Bretagne.

    Paris: L. Curmer, 1861. Full morocco, 13.25 inches tall. An extraordinary binding by Riviere with gilt titles to the spine and both boards and extraordinary blind tooling to the panels, boards and doublures. Vellum endpapers. All edges gilt. This is the text volume, red ruled throughout, and is offered WITHOUT the Plates.

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  • CELEBRATED EDITION IN GLORIOUS FULL MOROCCO
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo by ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    ERASMUS (Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus)
    Colloquia cum Notis Selectis Variorum. Addito Indice Novo

    Delft et Leiden: Beman et Samuel Luchtmans, 1729. Full morocco, 8.5 inches tall. A glorious binding by Clarke & Bedford with gilt raised bands, superb gilt tooling around a pomegranate centre tool, dentelles quadruple gilt fillet framing the boards. All edges gilt over marble. Engraved frontispiece and title page. A superb copy of these dialogues on many and various subjects, hugely influential on Christian Humanists, by the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. In the original Latin.

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  • BEAUTIFUL FULL STRAIGHT GRAIN CALF
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites. by FLEURY, M.
    FLEURY, M.
    Les Moeurs des Chrestiens. (Bound together with) Les Moeurs des Israelites.

    La Haye (The Hague): Adrian Moetjens, 1682. 2 volumes bound in 1, 5.5 inches tall. A beautiful late 19th century full straight grain calf with raised bands, extra gilt panels and very fine and ornate gilt tooling to the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Watered silk doublures and free endpapers. From the Robert J. Hayhurst collection. In the original French.

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  • SUPERB FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY CLARKE
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College. by CHURTON, Ralph
    CHURTON, Ralph
    The Lives of William Smyth Bishop of Lincoln and Sir Richard Sutton Knight, Founders of Brasen Nose College.

    Oxford: University Press, 1800. Full crushed morocco, 9 inches tall. An elegant, simple binding attributed, on an ancient tipped in catalogue slip, to (Charles) Clarke. Some speckling to the boards, foxing to the preliminaries and offsetting from the plates but overall a superb copy. With raised bands, the armorial devices of the great bibliophile Theodore Williams and all edges gilt. With 7 engraved plates, 2 folding and 3 folding plates of 'Pedigrees'.

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  • IMPRESSIVE FULL DIVINITY CALF
    The Life of Christ. by FARRAR, Frederic W.
    FARRAR, Frederic W.
    The Life of Christ.

    London: Cassell & Company, c.1875. Full calf, 10.5 inches tall. A most impressive 'divinity' calf binding with gilt raised bands and aldine leaf centre tools and prize block on the upper board. With typical blind tooled panels and boards and red edges. Prize bookplate on paste down endpaper. Slightly rubbed and with a little foxing to the preliminaries, otherwise in excellent condition. A well illustrated edition of this classic life of Christ.

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  • HANDSOME SET OF THIS SCARCE WORK IN FINE HALF CALF
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons. by DUNCAN, Henry
    DUNCAN, Henry
    Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons.

    Edinburgh: Oliphant, 1838. 4 volume set, 6.5 inches tall. A scarce work finely bound with gilt raised bands and extra gilt floral panels. The Bookplate of the Hayhurst Collection. A neat ink inscription on the first blank dated 1839. Each volume is embellished with an engraved frontispiece and title page.

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